Azureus, now called Vuze is a hi-res BitTorrent client written in JAVA. The BitTorrent protocol is a new way of exchanging or distributing data over the internet. Downloading also means uploading, and the amounts of each are linked, to ensure fairness and rapidity in the spread of the file at hand.
Azureus/Vuze allows you to
Search for torrents beyond Vuze straight from the client
Discover high quality, maverick content on the Vuze network
Download quickly and efficiently with intelligent bandwidth, queue and speed management
Download and stream high-quality content from the Vuze Network
Easily share torrents with Vuze “Friends” feature
Share bandwidth with “Friends” to get a “Friend Boost” and download faster
Azureus/Vuze has some cool plugins as well to mention a few are “3d View”, “SMS Notifications”. For a list and download of plugins, click here
Unfortunately, there isn’t a installation package and needs to be built from source.
The latest stable client can be downloaded from here
To install, follow the procedures listed below:
Install Sun Java
As Vuze is Java based, Sun Java software needs to be installed before we install vuze on the system. As licensing issues prevent openSUSE to prebuild Sun Java it needs to be installed manually.
Download Sun Java for Linux
Download Sun Java from the Sun website
saibaba@linux-4518:~ > wget http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=20279
The downloaded file name will (at the time of writing) jre-6u6-linux-i586.bin.
Installation of Sun Java requires ROOT access. Hence switch user to root, create /usr/java/ and move the jre-6u6-linux-i586.bin file into this directory.
saibaba@linux-4518:~ > su –
linux-4518:~ # mkdir /usr/java/
linux-4518:~ # mv jre-6u6-linux-i586.bin /usr/java/
Install Sun Java
linux-4518:~ # ./jre-6u6-linux-i586.bin
This installs the Sun Java on the system.
Install java runtime
linux-4518:~ # yast2 –install java
Now, we are ready to install Vuze on your openSUSE.
Revert back to your user account and download the vuze software
saibaba@linux-4518:~ > wget http://mesh.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/azureus/Vuze_126.96.36.199_linux.tar.bz2
UnCompress & Untar Vuze Source
saibaba@linux-4518:~ > tar -xjf Vuze_188.8.131.52_linux.tar.bz2
Set the path for JAVA
saibaba@linux-4518:~ > export PATH=/usr/java/jre1.6.0_06/bin:$PATH
Change to directory and run install script
saibaba@linux-4518:~ > cd /vuze
Run the vuze script
saibaba@linux-4518:~ > ./vuze
This should start vuze BitTorrent client.
You can create a desktop shortcut (application launcher) by right-click desktop, select “Create Application Launcher”, enter the name for the shortcut and the path to the “vuze script” [~/vuze/vuze in my case]